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PADI is the most popular recognized dive certifying agency around the world, and when you reach the PADI Assistant Instructor level, you will have reached a level that allows you to share you passion for the ocean with people all over the world.
As a PADI Assistant Instructor you will be able to teach, and lead dives at dive shops all over the world, setting yourself up for a lifetime of underwater adventure.
Our PADI Assistant Instructor Course covers all the bases to allow you to become a great Assistant Instructor. We cover all of the dive theory, teaching methods and preparation, as well as safety procedures. At the end of the course there is an Instructor examination, which once successfully completed opens the doors for you to make diving your profession.
If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life you should become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy. Being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others. transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.
Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the worlds most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PRO with an Instructor Development Course.
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.
Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.
Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.
A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need:
- At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE.
- Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.